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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart (April 11 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0771050704
  • ISBN-13: 978-0771050701
  • Product Dimensions: 14.7 x 1.3 x 21.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 200 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #115,019 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for THOU by Aisha Sasha John:
 • "An act of deep attention to the physical self, to the positioning of bodies in the world, Aisha Sasha John's THOU takes us on a journey through power and society, hatred and love, anger and healing, offering an intimate, clear-eyed look at our shared humanity. Original, funny, sensuous; at once profound and unpretentious, John's lines are a pleasure and a revelation." -- Jury comment, Trillium Book Award for Poetry
 • "To read this book is to experience the poem happening to you--and to want in." -- 49th Shelf
 • "A book of meditative chant, sing-song patter and performance lyric, THOU is a collection of poetry shaped around a pronoun, inquiring, shaking and prodding and shattering." -- rob mclennan
 • "Aisha Sasha John's THOU re-plays that archaic pronoun as a constantly present movement and rhythm of attention: the suddenness of the interpolative 'moment.' These lines of poetry 'shake . . . a little' as the 'I' narrates and choreographs a monologue of the self in motion; each page is the dance floor and John's words break through the 'I-as-you' with both the foreignicity of anticipation and the reflection of grace." -- Fred Wah
 • “[John’s poetry] bristles with an intelligence sharpened on the realization that feeling is a way of thinking. . . . The effect, of looseness carrying and building tropes in a way that explicates and satisfies, while maintaining an air of mystery, makes THOU a model of poetic construction.” — Michael Newton, Urchin Movement

About the Author

AISHA SASHA JOHN is a poet, dancer, and choreographer. Her most recent collection, I have to live., was a finalist for the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize. Her solo performance the aisha of is, which premiered at the Whitney Museum in 2017, will be presented at Toronto’s 2018 Summerworks Festival. In addition to her solo work, Aisha choreographed, performed, and curated as a member of the collective WIVES from 2015–2017. Aisha's other books include The Shining Material and THOU, which was a finalist for both the Trillium and Relit Book Awards. Aisha was the 2018 University of Toronto, Scarborough Writer-in-Residence. She was born in Montreal.


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5.0 out of 5 starsA universal and vulnerable cry for humanity and love told in a quotidian way
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